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University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law - Summer2015

Contents feature 12 Transformational Giving With its promise of matching funds, Robert and Jeannette Powell’s record-breaking $125 million bequest is providing game-changing support to Pacific McGeorge and inspiring others to do the same. departments 2 From the Dean 3 Discovery Add your memories to the law school’s Instagram: #ExperienceMcGeorge. 4 News Briefs What’s been happening on campus. 8 Areas of Excellence Mock trial teams take home top honors, and Capital Center Lecture Series takes on controversial issues. 10 Innovations Pacific McGeorge is a leader in efforts to revamp legal education and address the rapidly evolving role of lawyers in society. 18 Faculty News Faculty appointments, publications and presentations. 20 Community Partnerships Clinics score victories in crucial cases ranging from grants of asylum for Salvadoran refugees to reversals of Medicare denials of care. 22 Alumni News News and notes about your classmates and friends. 34 Honor Roll of Donors Pacific McGeorge is deeply grateful to these individuals and organizations for their generous support. 44 The Last Word Leading trial attorneys Noël M. Ferris, ‘79, and R. Parker White, ‘80, discuss how they are “hard-wired to try lawsuits.” PACI F I C L AW 1 K A B O O VA N G


University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law - Summer2015
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